teleconference meeting announcement

WINKELMAN NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Winkelman NRCD and to the general public that the Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting open to the public via teleconference on:

Date: September 19th, 2014

Time: 7:30p.m.

Via Teleconference/call in number: 605 477 2100,

access code: 156434#

AGENDA:

Call to Order

Discussion for adoption of policy regarding the Mexican wolf non-essential population expansion under 10J Rule

Discussion of comments to submit to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Mexican wolf non-essential population expansion under 10J Rule

Discussion of comments to submit to E.P.A. concerning Waters of the U.S. proposed rule

Call to the public

Adjourn

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Draft Best Management Practices for Desert Tortoise

As you may know, the Sonoran Desert Tortoise (SDT; Gopherus morafkai), is currently a Candidate species under the Endangered Species Act, and its status is scheduled to be re-examined by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) by September 2015. The Winkelman Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) in partnership with the Arizona NRCD, Bureau of Land Management, FWS, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists has developed a Best Management Practices document for grazing in SDT habitat. The document recommends implementation of conservation measures for SDT on livestock ranches in Arizona.  This is a collaborative and cooperative effort among individual ranchers, resource agencies, and governments and fosters cooperation and exchange of information, identifies appropriate conservation efforts, and voluntarily reduces potential threats and therefore improves the species status.  The Winkelman NRCD believes that this document will be beneficial for the sustainability of the ranching industry in tortoise habitat, and will be considered by the FWS in their decision to withdraw or propose to list the SDT.  If the FWS decision ultimately is to list the species, this document can be used in a 4D Rule for livestock grazing; however, this only applies if the species is listed as threatened and not as endangered.

To ensure we seek adequate peer review of this document before publishing it as both a technical report and a scientific paper, you are invited to review and comment on the draft document.  A link to the draft document is available in MS Word at http://wnrcd.org/tortoise/ . Please use track changes, and provide your comments via email to dunnranches@yahoo.com or via U.S. mail addressed to Winkelman NRCD, PO Box 68, Mammoth, AZ 85618 by October 31, 2014.  Feel free to share this link with other interested parties; we will evaluate all comments and make any needed changes prior to publication.

Please keep in mind this is not an agency document, it is a document of the Winkelman NRCD.

Sincerely,

Bill Dunn, Chairman
Winkelman NRCD

DRAFT Best Management Practices for Desert Tortoise

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new agenda item for august 20

To all interested members of the public, there is a new agenda item on the upcoming teleconference meeting of the Winkelman Board of Supervisor’s meeting on August 20th.

AGENDA teleconference 8.20.2014.doc

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agenda

AGENDA teleconference 8.20.2014.doc

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Mexican wolf strategy meeting agenda

WINKELMAN NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Tuesday July 15, 2014

Notice of a Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Winkelman NRCD and to the general public that the Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting open to the public on Monday August 11, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. At the Hassayampa Inn, Prescott Arizona. The meeting will be available via conference call. The call in number is 605 477 2100, access code: 156434#

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board meeting minutes: 7/25/2014

Minutes of Winkelman NRCD Board meeting, july 25, 2014 Via teleconference

Attendance:

Bill Dunn

Francie Meyer

Steve Turcotte

Gary Vinson

Hattie Hedrick

Meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.

The Land and Resource Management Plan of the district was discussed. Because of the urgency of finishing it Francie moved and Gary seconded that we adopt the Plan with certain updates and modifications.

Motion carried

There being no further business, meeting was adjourned.

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teleconference agenda

WINKELMAN NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Winkelman NRCD and to the general public that the Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting open to the public via teleconference on:

Date: July 25, 2014

Time: 7:00p.m.

Via Teleconference/call in number: 605 477 2100,

access code: 156434#

AGENDA:

Call to Order

Discussion for adoption of Land and Resource Management Plan

Call to the public

Adjourn

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